No Distancing Restrictions
Individuals may circulate around the campus freely including the use of breakrooms, lounges, and conference rooms without restrictions. Physical distancing and path of travel limitations are no longer required per the Center for Disease Control and the California State guidelines.
Unvaccinated individuals and all campus visitors must wear a face covering indoors and are required to maintain a distance of 6 feet from other individuals when eating.
Regular Building Code Capacities
Classrooms, conference rooms, housing and dining will be at code capacities. Appropriate building code capacity signs will be posted throughout the UC Merced facilities.
Face Coverings & Personal Sanitization Products Available Throughout Campus
Campus Face Covering Distribution Locations:
- Police Department
- Valley Terrances Housing Office
- Welcome Center
- Office of Student Involvement
- Dining Center
- ECEC (for employees and parents only)
- Student Health Center
- Bobcat Pantry
- Rec Center
- Sceince & Engineering 2
- Granite Pass Ticket Office
- Classroom & Office Building 1
Off-campus Face Covering DIstribution Locations:
- Downtown Campus Center
- Fresno Center
Touchless hand sanitizers on stands have been placed around campus and UCM satellite buildings, in common spaces, lobbies, and near elevators.
In addition to two (2) face covering distribution points, eight (8) vending machines containing personal-sized hand sanitizer bottles and antibacterial wipes will be placed all around campus. Students, Academics, and Staff with an active Cat Card may swipe their card and access free personal hand sanitizer bottles and free personal packs of antibacterial wipes. Limit two personal hand sanitizer bottles and one personal pack of disinfectant wipes per month.
- Enhanced Cleaning Schedule: View the Summer and Fall 2021 Facility Cleaning Schedule Here
- Reinforced Air Filtration: UC Merced took action in the summer of 2020 to upgrade building air filters to the highest MERV rating feasible in alignment with CDPH, CDC, and AHRAE recommendations. View the Return to Campus HVAC Report Here
- Assured Water Quality: UC Merced is following the CDC Guidance for Reopening Buildings After Prolonged Shutdown or Reduced Operation. To address the issue of water systems being relatively unused in the buildings, the systems have undergone routine flushing and water testing for Legionella.